'This is a must for any enthusiast of the Heroic Age of exploration - indeed, required and humbling reading for every aspiring adventurer of today.' --Benedict Allen - explorer, fim-maker, author
Scot of the Antarctic - poignant last letter to mother reveals dying moments of 'Birdie' Bowers with last two members of doomed expedition. --The Mail on Sunday, 29th July 2012
Scott of the Antarctic was surrounded by strong characters. One, Henry 'Birdie' Bowers, emerges as grounded, courageous and ferociously well organised. He handled landing, navigation and more for the 1910-12 Terra Nova Expedition, and took part in the penguin-egg quest immortalized in Apsley Cherry-Garrard s memoir The Worst Journey in the World (1922). He was also the youngest to die with Scott in the doomed party of five . Built on research in Antarctica and at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, UK, Anne Strathie s biography includes previously unpublished material. --Nature magazine, 9th August 2012
About the Author
Anne Strathie is a writer and researcher. She was born and educated in Scotland. Whilst researching, Anne Strathie visited the Antarctic, (including Scott s hut), New Zealand and numerous sites in Scotland and England associated with Bowers and his family. Anne has worked at the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum (which houses the Edward Wilson Collection) and Cheltenham and Bath Literature Festivals, and is the co-author of Hugh Willoughby: the Man who Loved Picassos.